Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Franklin County Ohio

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$265

Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Franklin County Ohio

participants Price for 1 Participant

Take flight over beautiful Central Ohio in a multi-colored, seven-story tall hot air balloon. This certificate is your ticket to enjoy a beautiful flight during any of the four seasons. Your experienced F.A.A. Certified Pilot will have you floating effortlessly above the tree tops for panoramic views of Franklin County and the surrounding countryside of Central Ohio.

This experience gift begins when you meet your Pilot and Crew at the best launch location for the day. You will begin by helping with the inflation of the balloon at sunrise or a few hours before sunset. Once the balloon's preparation is complete, you will climb into the basket as the Pilot heats the air inside the balloon until it becomes "lighter than air". This heating allows the balloon to gracefully ascend to over 1,000 feet in the air, affording magnificent and breathtaking views of Franklin County below.

So jump aboard and experience what it is like to soar over the beautiful Central Ohio landscape. This is an amazing adventure that is sure to create lasting memories and is a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

Who Who
The Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be approximately three additional participants on the flight.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
Ohio, Franklin County

When When
The Columbus Balloon Rides are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place at Sunrise and Sunset. Sunrise and Sunset times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.

duration Duration
The Columbus Hot Air Balloon Rides have a flight time of 45 to 60 minutes and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

Weather Weather
The Central Ohio Balloon Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Flights is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 12 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-507-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $265


Who Who:
The Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be approximately three additional participants on the flight.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Columbus Balloon Rides are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place at Sunrise and Sunset. Sunrise and Sunset times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.


duration Duration:
The Columbus Hot Air Balloon Rides have a flight time of 45 to 60 minutes and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.


Weather Weather:
The Central Ohio Balloon Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Flights is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 12 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-507-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


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Question: My grandfather lives near Columbus and has always wanted to ride in a Hot Air Balloon. Unfortunately he is confined to a wheelchair. If we can lift him in and out of the basket can he participate in this experience?

Answer: Unfortunately not, he balloon ride over Columbus is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Passengers must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes and be able to enter and exit the balloon on their own.

Question: How does the pilot steer the hot air balloon?

Answer: The only control the balloon Pilot has is the ability to go up or down by either heating the balloon (up) or letting the air in the balloon cool (down). The balloon is purely guided by the wind and, luckily, the wind blows in different directions at different altitudes.

Question: Can you tell me where the balloon is going to land? I would like to meet the person I'm buying this gift for at the end of the flight.

Answer: Since there is no ability to actually steer a balloon, the Pilot never knows for sure the exact location where the balloon is going to land. Fortunately, there are a lot of open spaces in Franklin County for him to choose from and he will be able to navigate to the best option on the date of the reservation. A chase vehicle, equipped with a two-way radio to communicate with the balloon Pilot, is never far away and will pick the passengers upon landing. You are welcome to follow the chase van in order to meet the participant at the end of the flight.

Question: Is there an age limit for the Hot Air Ballooning Experience?

Answer: Yes. The age limit for this airborne experience is 12 years old. Children or teenagers participating must also be able to climb in and out of the 4 foot high basket unassisted. The price for teens is the same as adults.

Question: Can we ask the Pilot to fly a specific route over Franklin County? I would like to lay out a "Will You Marry Me?" sign and propose to my girlfriend as we fly over it.

Answer: While the Pilot is an expert at navigating the wind, he unfortunately can't steer the balloon in a specific direction. Therefore we do not recommend laying out a sign in advance. However, if you do plan to propose during the flight, we recommend you use a "dummy" ring. Even the most sparkling diamond can be hard to find if you drop it from 1,500 feet!

Question: I received this ballooning adventure as a gift. Should I dress in layers? Can I bring a bag along with me during the flight?

Answer: Space in the balloon is limited and therefore bags and backpacks are not permitted in the basket. It is recommended that you dress for the balloon as you would on the ground for the weather conditions on the day of your flight. Fortunately the temperature only changes about 3 degrees per 1,000 feet and the balloons typically fly between 500 and 1,500 feet.